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Opinion: Note to Trump:Do NOT Dare Re-victimize Hillary Clinton

 

Trum hate faceDonald Trump’s threat to bring up the past alleged affairs of Bill Clinton in response to his own is patently unfair and should not occur. Trump alleges that Hillary “bullied” the women with whom he was alleged to have had affairs. As if a woman dealing with infidelity has the responsibility to be ‘nice’ to any woman who has had an affair with her husband. He should be reminded of the occasion when Ivan Trump, his first wife, confronted Marla Maples on a snow-capped mountain. Ivana was definitely not nice to Marla. Trump eventually married Marla, the woman who was accused of having an affair with Trump while he was married to Ivana.

Those were difficult days for Hillary Clinton, and indeed, she was a victim. A victim of infidelity and betrayal. Jennifer Flowers, by her own admission was the mistress of Bill Clinton for 12 years, yet she said nothing until he dumped her in order to run for president. Hillary suffered in silence. Hillary continued to work with her husband on her marriage, unlike Trump, whose marriages appear to be revolving doors for younger models than the current wife. Hillary has had one marriage – unlike Trump who has had three.

It is Hillary Clinton who is running for president, not Bill. And, any sort of comparison between himself and Bill has nothing to do with the candidacy of Hillary. In fact, it is re-victimizing  Hillary via throwing a very painful time in her face regarding things over which she had no control.

Trump made the comments he made, and he cannot bring Hillary into that conversation. It is indeed, a sexist response, attempting to link her to the past indiscretions of her husband. Her response to those actions are not an issue either. Women do not seem to like women who have affairs with their husbands.

Trump would do best to leave Bill out of it during the debate, lest he be more embarrassed by his own actions that came out of his own mouth. Women do not want Hillary attacked for what Bill did. He paid a price for those actions, and so did Hillary. Leave Bill’s actions out of it – that will not justify your actions. And attacking Hillary will not erase your own words and actions.

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Debate Opinion: Trump’s Insults Towards African-Americans Continues

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Tonight during  the first 2016 presidential debate – Donald Trump continued to insult African-Americans.  He did so via  attempting to justify the infamous “stop and frisk”  policy of  the New York Police Department. The insult was that his assertion in their defense was because  they were trying to get “bad people”. Since the majority of  persons stopped during that period of time were African-Americans – he was insinuating that African-Americans are “bad people” who all had guns and were all criminals. Yet, the statistics show that a minimal amount of weapons were found – 1% out of 100% – and  that figure included knives. His response to that issue was an insult. He then went on to deny that the policy was unconstitutional, and added insult to injury as he went on to disparage the judge by calling her  an “against police” judge.

The other insult came when he said that African-Americans are “living in hell”. African-Americans would disagree with that description of their lives, no matter where they live. This clearly shows just how out of touch with the reality of the lives of the African-American people.

Then there was his inexplicable pride in having President Obama provide his birth certificate. This too, was an insult. Why would a birth certificate even be necessary? Trumps own parents were not born in America, while Obama’s mother and grandparents were born in America. Yet no one is crying out for Trump’s birth certificate.  So the only conclusion is that Trump’s motive and  purpose was to attempt to  de-legitimize the presidency of the first African-American president.

Trump was defiant when asked by the moderator regarding his ‘birther‘ attacks against the President as follows:

Lester Holt : “What do you say to African-Americans …”   Trump: “I say nothing.”

Apparently, he believes that African-American voters are also stupid as he attempted to blame Hillary Clinton for his ongoing attacks on President Obama’s birthplace. Not true. She did not do that – and there is the fact that he continued making those assertions until earlier this year, and did not admit he was wrong about his ‘birther lies’ until September, 2016! But, there are doubts that he believes he was wrong, and only said that for political reasons – hoping he would get some African-American votes.

Hopefully, Trump’s disrespectful remarks  will come back and bite him on election night.  And, even though he is surrounding himself with African-Americans such as Omarosa – his disrespect will not be ignored nor will it be forgotten.  And clearly – his insults will be remembered by the majority of the African-American community on election night.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-birther-debate_us_57e95e11e4b0e28b2b554f53

http://www.salon.com/2016/09/27/i-say-nothing-trump-refuses-to-apologize-to-african-americans-and-president-obama-for-his-birtherism-during-first-debate/

Donald Trump Claims Black and Hispanic People Are ‘Living in Hell’

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